Tag: Nebraska

Persistence pays: 21 graduate from Grand Island Ombudsman program (Grand Island, Neb.)

It’s been a difficult journey for 21 students at the Grand Island Ombudsman Center, but they’ve reached their goal. Those 21 students graduated Monday afternoon at the Center, which is located near the Dollar Tree and Hibbett Sports. One of ...

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Nine graduate at Ombudsman midterm graduation (Grand Island, Neb.)

“Unbelievable.” That is the one word Ricardo Erives used to describe earning a high school diploma; a moment he thought would never be possible. On Wednesday, Erives achieved his goal of earning his diploma, alongside eight other graduates during the ...

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Linda Sanders loves working with kids (Grand Island, Neb.)

“My friends say that I don’t sit well. They all say I don’t sit well,” says Linda Sanders, director of the Ombudsman alternative high school program, which helps students from Grand Island Senior High earn a high school school diploma. ...

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Ombudsman is helping students graduate (Grand Island, Neb.)

Ombudsman has done a good job of not only helping students in that program graduate, but also helping raise the overall graduation rate for Grand Island Senior High. That message was brought to Grand Island Rotary Club members on Tuesday ...

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Ombudsman honors three graduates (Grand Island, Neb.)

Perhaps there were only three graduates at Friday’s Ombudsman Graduation ceremony, but that did not make it any less joyous for all the people that attended. The ceremony honored Cristian Echeverria Guzman, Maria Garcia and Michael Lade, as well as ...

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OMBUDSMAN GRADUATION: Largest class on record (Grand Island, Neb.)

It feels good as Jose Ayala Vargas tries on his gown Monday afternoon before graduation begins at the Grand Island Ombudsman Center. The graduating class of 26 students is the largest class yet for the G.I. Ombudsman Center. (Independent/Barrett Stinson) ...

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Kids Who Didn’t Give Up Earn Diplomas (Grand Island, Neb.)

For kids who almost gave up on school, school could have given up on them. Now, they earn their diplomas against the odds. These kids took a different path. But in words of superintendent Rob Winter, “so?”Jose Ayala Vargas embraced ...

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REACHING THE GOAL: Ombudsman grads show they didn’t quit (Grand Island, Neb.)

The Grand Island Independent Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 10:29 pm By Conor Dunn Jocelyn Avila threw her arms over her father’s shoulders at the Grand Island Ombudsman graduation on Monday, embracing him as tears fell from behind her glasses. ...

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Ombudsman Students Take Unique Path to Graduation (Grand Island, Neb.)

Nebraska.TV Posted: May 19, 2014 5:49 PM CDT By Steve White, Grand Island Bureau Chief     Grand Island, NE –They took the road less traveled, but the destination is the same. Some Grand Island students earn their diplomas a day ...

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Graduates overcome obstacles, get their diplomas (Grand Island, Neb.)

Grand Island Independent By Harold Reutter Friday, December 20, 2013 11:40 pm First came the challenges. Then came the triumph. Linda Sanders, director of the Ombudsman Center for the Grand Island Public Schools, couldn’t resist telling a short story about ...

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